Yoga for Teens in England: An Interview with Philippa Goldie

From your website, yoga4teenagers.co.uk, I see your mission:  “Our mission is to prevent the next generation from becoming stressed out hunchbacks in later life.”  That’s a great way to put it, especially when you’re talking to teens.  How do they respond upon hearing your mission? They normally laugh as perhaps they don’t realise the reality yet… our classes are designed to be fun so this is part of it. I love how when I’m talking to teens, I need to make my la...

Why Own the Yoga 4 Teens Instructor’s Guide?

Having just wrapped up another teen yoga training for teachers, I’m reminded yet again of how valuable our book, “Yoga 4 Teens, An Instructor’s Guide for Teaching Yoga to Teenagers“, is as a classroom resource and preparatory tool for teaching yoga to teenagers. This complete resource and “how to teach” book addresses everything you would want to know to prepare for a yoga class of teaching teens. Teen yoga training participants have said this about the book:“Yoga 4 Teen...

Reflections from Yoga 4 Teens Featured Model, Avalon Cobb

Have you ever thought how your life might have been different had you discovered yoga earlier?  Avalon Cobb was one of those lucky teens who took up yoga as a teenager and even started a yoga club at her school.  She also appears on YogaMinded.com and throughout the our Yoga 4 Teens Instructor’s Guide Book .While I have such fond memories of the eight teenagers who appear in our Yoga 4 Teens Instructor’s Guide Book, teenage lives swiftly change and I’m not in currently i...

Innovative Yoga Clothes– I’ve Never Seen This Before

Delfin Spa makes three lines of clothing with ground-breaking fabrics.  This is my FIRST EVER blogpost on yoga clothes because it is the first time I’ve ever been inspired by something new made by a small company that I think could help other people. The line of clothing that I personally own and love is the Bio Energy collection.  I have both thecapri tights and the mineral infused exercise shorts.   Most important to me me is that they are super comfort...

A High School Principal’s Solution for Connecting the Disconnected

By Mike CroyThe bell rings, doors open, and you can hear the squeaking of tennis shoes and the crackling of adolescent voices as they make their way down the hall. They file into the “studio” and know to take off their shoes, place their electronic devices on the window ledge and grab a mat. The school psychologist wanders in, spraying the still, soon-to-be musky air with lavender spray meant to pleasantly stimulate the air and then slides out unnoticed. Our studio, in reality is...